Whenever I see Lambs' Ears, I think of the Washington National Cathedral Greenhouse...a beautiful garden shop located behind the Cathedral in downtown DC.
When Tom and I visited DC a few years ago, we took a tour of the National Cathedral and afterwards walked through the well-kept gardens. I wanted so badly to purchase a plant to bring home, but I knew it would have to survive a very crowded city bus ride to get back to the metro stop, some very hot temps, and then the drive back home.
I decided to chance it, and even though I liked all the plants there, I finally decided on Lambs' Ears--small enough to be carried even though somewhat delicate under the circumstances.
Well, my plant survived and became a much loved plant in my garden. I've told the WNC Greenhouse story to friends who have walked around my yard asking about various plants. Alas, a couple of years ago my healthy lambs' ears were fading fast even with much plant doctoring on my part. I managed to salvage a baby plant, but now that, too, is no more. The lambs' ears picture above was taken at the Park Seed Company which I visited last month.
This post is part of the Shades of Inspiration which began last week with I Saw Red and is continuing this week by popular demand with the color Green. This post is also part of the June blogging daily posts which, thankfully, just made it with only an hour to spare!